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[uh-fresh] /əˈfrɛʃ/
anew; once more; again:
to start afresh.
Origin of afresh
1500-10; a-2 + fresh Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for afresh
  • In this distant and extreme terrain, the fundamental story of our time is being told afresh.
  • These languages have always found it easier to create new words by compounding afresh elements ready to hand.
  • They were drawn afresh as the relevant molecules drifted back into the dead space and interacted with each other once again.
  • Karla probably regarded this fiction as a way to bury the past and to start life afresh.
  • There is no impediment to success when you can create your narrative afresh, every day, in every way.
  • In the past, asphalt pavements were commonly built on afresh new base so there was nothing to cause reflection cracking.
  • afresh olive picked off the tree, no matter how ripe, has a vile intensely bitter taste.
  • Advisory committee considers the amendment afresh in light of public comments and testimony at the hearings.
  • Consideration of these developments has prompted taking afresh look at ways to measure the foreign exchange value of the dollar.
British Dictionary definitions for afresh


once more; once again; anew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for afresh

c.1500, perhaps on analogy of anew [see note in OED], from a- (1) + fresh.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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